Selective colour control
Local adjustment can also be valuable in exercising differential control over colour. It’s easy to fall prey to the temptation to over-saturate colours, given the tools that RAW processors offer and a near-universal tendency to enjoy intense hues. Here, using controlled judgment is important, as in this street shot where I knew I wanted to keep the primary colours strong, yet without exaggeration. I used three radial filters: on the ear, hand and the spectacle lens, which received stronger saturation.
The final image, with the unprocessed version and three radial filters applied
Processed without radial
Processed with radial